Showing posts from October, 2020

“Confessions of a Home Goods' Shopaholic!"

I watched the 2009 movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic" and loved, loved Hugh Dancy. Before that, he stole my heart in the tragic 2007 “Evening.” That’s another story. Now, let me face my handicap. I confess that my shopaholism was so bad I bought things for future wants and needs. I acquired unnecessary catering service wares. Any psychologist who has diagnosed a shopaholic knows that any reason is good enough to fill a car with unnecessary purchases several times a week without a twinge of guilt. I confess for the lunacy of my shopaholism. I bought all the service wares featured here (and more) to give to my daughter and to friends in the future and to use some of the items to cater future events. For example, I bought several items for my future grandchildren. Never mind that I did not ask my daughter and her husband if they wanted those items.  I bought Godinger Dublin highball glasses and kept them for years. When a friend came down from New York in January 2020 (before COVID-

Quick Vegetarian High-Protein “Snack”

I read somewhere that each bowl of beans we consume adds years to our lives because of the high fiber beans contain. I eat beans daily in all sorts of ways. Today, I wanted a nutritious and quick snack that I can eat alone or use as a dip. Featuring: Seasoned black beans, Mozzarella cheese, and Sriracha sauce.          --Frances Ohanenye maintains this visual "cookbook" that features processes and ingredients in pictures. Cooks and chefs need to calibrate according to their locale, availability, and preference. Please click on the "Open Source Cooking" tab for additional information. Thanks for visiting. Have a fruitful day

Making Breakfast into Art

According to Science Digest , breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It optimizes alertness, performance, health, and so on .  As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: " Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”  ( Sifferlin, 2013 ).  The latest evidence indicates that we should aim to consume around 15–25% of our daily  energy intake  at breakfast (i.e., 300–500 calories for women and 375–625 for men;  Spencer, 2017 ; though see also  Betts et al., 2014 ). Evidence from large-scale surveys suggests that 18–25% of adults ( Haines et al., 1996 ,  Kant and Graubard, 2006 ,  Spence, B.,, 2017 ) and as many as 36% of adolescents in North America skip this putatively ‘most important’ meal ( Seiga-Riz et al., 1998 ). Therefore, breakfast deserves extra time to prepare and to enjoy, the effort to display it, and the creativity to turn it into art. Lately, I am focusing on how to turn waffles, fruits, a boiled egg, peanut bu